Relationship Building As A Measure of Impact

By October 20, 2011

By John Esterle (The following can also be found on Beth Kanter’s blog, as a guest post from John.) One of the themes raised up as the GEO/Monitor Institute conference came to an end was the importance of trust and relationship building in networks. Indeed, that was my theme for the day given that I…

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Utopian Storytelling

By June 17, 2011

By John Esterle What does utopia mean to you? For most of us the word conjures up images of an idyllic world — so idyllic in fact as to be seen as something that’s completely unrealistic or has an inevitable dark, social engineering side to it. Filmmaker Sam Green creatively explores different facets of the…

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Show Not Tell

By March 31, 2011

March 30, 2011 By Pia Infante Recently, I ran across an engaging article by the media messaging firm M + R entitled Storytelling and the Art of Email Writing. While the article is more geared toward folks who are designing communications within a fundraising context than email composition more generally, the article struck a jangling…

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Stories (and StoryTellers) That Change Lives

By March 23, 2011

March 23, 2011By Nick Challed In 2009, On The Move had the opportunity to host the annual retreat of the S.H. Cowell Foundation Board of Directors, with the goal of effectively sharing the story, message and mission of the McPherson Neighborhood Initiative. Of course, a desired outcome of sharing our story was for the Board…

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A TWI Community

By January 19, 2011

By John Esterle January 18, 2011 As Pia noted in her recent post, TWI starts 2011 with a recommitment to seeding our blog on at least a weekly basis. Why? Because we think it can be a way for the TWI community to stay connected with what we’re thinking, feeling, and doing; what we’re reading,…

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